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can't invest in europe and europe can't invest in russia. plus the concerns over energy, human rights and syria, as well. so the eu and russia are at logger heads on so many issues, not that you would have known it by listening to this today. anyway, let's get back to what michael sarris is doing. i thought he might be scurrying around the edge. we're trying to find out his whe whereabouts at the moment. we know he's going to have a one-on-one with mr. medvedev later on and speak to the president, as well. whether they can work something out, that remain toes be seen. but all talk about property deals, about banking deals and energy deals, at the moment, i would suggest that tensive and a little bit premature. kelly, back to you. >> steve, thanks very much for that. any deal with russia may be premature certainly isn't going to calm things in cyprus. this morning, the european central bank in a statement has said in order to continue its emergency liquidity systems past monday the 25th, cyprus has to have a bailout in place. any prospect of that? >> well, that adds a sense of urgency
. in addition, energy continues to look attractive. so, again, a very pro-cyclical stance, but one we think is very appealing from a value situation standpoint. >> okay. and in terms of sectors leading growth, same question to you both. what do you think? >> we're going to add on to that list. things like the regional financials the that have exposure to the reshoring of manufacturing and the energy sector. i think energy drives a lot of interesting peripheral activity. strengthen the rails and other transports, we think will also be beneficiaries here, as well as infrastructure play as well as mlps. >> do you agree with that? >> i like health care, but i also like consumer, and even though the consumer doesn't have as much confidence as they had before, i think in terms of upside versus downside, that's a place that i'm looking. and when you have a company like footlocker that's trading at 5.5 times ebitda, how much lower can it really go? big lots, same thing. there are a lot of these names that have been beaten up that don't have a lot of downside risk, that have a lot of upside potentia
in this country. two huge energy ceos told me as much as this just a month ago on the "closing bell". >> well, it's tremendous. it's a renaissance for our country, certainly for our industry, and for our company as well at conocophillips. >> there's an opportunity to generate a couple of trillion of dollars in tax revenue over the next 20 years. there's opportunity to generate millions of additional jobs. >> well, believe it or not, joining us right now is former nfl quarterback drew bledsoe. he's an investor in a company called ecosphere, which is making a big bet on fracking, and more specifically, drew, it's about the cleaning of the water that's used in the fracking process. it's an environmentally clean process, which has a lot of people worried about the impact fracking has on the environment. this is a possible solution, i guess, yes? >> it is, exactly. i help lead an investment group and funded some brilliant scientists down in florida actually a few years ago. our technology uses no chemicals. we actually in the past since 2008, we've cleaned over 2.8 billion gallons of water, which has
stocks and the energy stocks and the materials stocks are just off of their historic highs but heading in the right direction, at least. finally, here's the really tough one, these are the guys that have never gotten close. telecom stocks and the tech stocks were destroyed in the dot com bubble in 2000 and essentially have never gotten close back to old historic highs. 50% off. financials got destroyed in the financial crisis of 2008. they never really got all the way back. here's the problem, bill. financials and tech are the two biggest weightings in the s&p 500. they're the ones who really sort of held it back from getting to those historic highs that we've been waiting for for a while. back to you. >> we still wait. thank you, bob. so which sectors at this point in the rally should you look to buy into? and which ones would you avoid or underweight, as they like to say on wall street? >> what about the dark horse? is there a dark horse out there you might want to bet on. brian belski. and ryan lenza is u.s. equity strategist for td. >> you'd love to take on harry dent, wouldn't you
. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report." i'm larry kudlow, in half hour, the situation in cyprus is on the edge of the abyss, if russia did not bail them out, their economy will implode and they will be forced out of the euro economy entirely. and senator kelly ayotte is looking to get a budget deal without more spending and taxes and i want to know if the so-called gop reforms are going to split the party in two or make it more inclusive. senators working against a needless missile to nowhere program that she will explain to us. ben bernanke is keeping his foot firmly on the qe gas pedal or did he? please take a listen. >> we are seeing improvement. i think one thing we would need is to make sure that it's not a temporary improvement. so, we have seen periods before where we had as many as 30
the latest moves in energy. >> there say lot of momentum here in the energy market and we're looking at brent crude prices that have risen from a three-month low and it looks like the gains that we're seeing in the oil market are mirroring what they're seeing in terms of the rebound in the euro and what we're seeing in the equity markets as well. the cyprus fears seemed to ease quite a bit. we'll continue to watch what will happen in the u.s. supply front when we do get the eia report on inventories out at 10:30 eastern time and we're also watching what's happening in the gold market because that will be susceptible to whatever move the fed will make and many traders anticipating to keep doing what they're doing and gold holding steady here and still above the 1600 level. the key, of course, will be breaking above the 1610 for the settlement and they keep saying that is what is needed to give the bulls the momentum to take gold prices much higher. back to you! sharon epperson for us. a technology company is making its wall street debut today. we're waiting for model n to begin trading and aft
trading. the sell-off comes after finding energy drinks may affect blood pressure and the heart's rhythm. this research was presented at an american heart association meeting. that report found an increase in 3.5 points increase in systolic increased pressure. have you ever had one? >> no. i've had red bull, though. >> never of any kind? >> i've never drank jolt cola. there was a kid who drank a bunch of them in college and ran around the news room and fell asleep under his desk. >> that's self-medicating. dourmz no-doz? >> i do. >> do you remember the feeling -- >> i never took them. but all those things scared me because you crash afterwards. >> and you don't feel good. i can't imagine a concentrated dose of caffeine. >> how much cups of coffee is in those things? five or something? >> i don't know. >> boost posted better than expected results. and the company said its outlook for price sess improving. >> are you dreaming of a white easter? >> no. but we might get snow on monday. >> because another major storm, i'm looking at it, is coming in up in oregon. >> at the beginning of next w
. it increases your heart rate. what do you think it does? you know the five-hour energy drinks? i was up for three days. >> i have. i may have had a rough night before a squawk thing where i had to have a little five-hour energy drink. >> come to play. come to play. >> yeah. >> all right. let's talk nike now. call it march gladness. >> whoa! >> march gladness. shares of the sport apparel company reporting fiscal third quarter earnings of 73 cents a share and that was 6 cents above estimates and revenue shy of consensus forecast. earnings were boosted by an increase in gross margins breaking an eight-quarter streak of declines. nike sales growth offsetting weaker demand in greater china and japan. this was a good quarter. >> i thought what was great about it is they addressed china head-on. they said we'll clear up the supply problem. i thought i was reading about an internet company and they're emphasizing tech and how tech resonated with the consumers. i think parker is a terrific ceo. i am very glad they got this together because it's a great american company that delivered. >> when th
. financials led the decline all day long, but in the afternoon selling picked up in energy stocks, materials, consumer discretionaries. if you're watching oil prices this morning, you'll see at least at this point they are down by 16 cents, 93.58. the ten-year notoriety now is yielding 1.942%. let's take a look at the dollar this morning. you'll see it stronger against through at 1 is.2933. the dollar/yen is 95.35. the dollar up across theed board, except weaker against the pound right now. gold price ves barely budged a little weaker, down 2.60. $1,602 an ounce. >> it's now time for the global markets report. we're going to go across the pond to see kelly evans too give us an update on what the heck is going on over there. wa is going on over there? >> i can tell you, it's called plan b. if markets didn't like plan a, there might not be much to like the plan a. it's the cypriots that won't like this. it appears from reuters reviewing copy of a parliamentary draft, what the company is now going to do is try to exempt depositors with less than 20,000 in the bank entirely to those under 100,00
%, why not pay for solar energy and alternative energy development? why not pay -- if obama gets started on this -- >> joe and i have agreed that we're going to compensate -- what do you want to see, 20%? >> we'll start at 20. we'll start at 20. >> as we spend it all, we're going to need more. we're going to need the preschool, we're going to need solar energy. >> i thought i was completely wrong this what it was. >> it's an island, isn't it? >> it's an island. >> but it shows you how interconnected it is. >> i know. and fait accompli, he said i got there and is they were doing it. >> what if you found out that your bank got taken over by the fdic and the insurance that you thought protected your money was not there, that it was wrong? that's the problem. >> and by the way, 10% of your money is gone, too. >> explain to the eurozone just waking up exactly what -- >> carolin is going to do that supposedly when we throw to her. >> they have to do something. >> they follow twitter. >> did you wear your jacket last week? >> no. >> will you write down all of the key deferences for obama care f
of everything in europe. what do you think the impact will be on the u.s. today? >> i think we'll see add energy associated with the trade. they will probably be added participation and heightened volatility. i think that goes without saying. anyone who is going to tell you whether this is a buying opportunity or whether this will be a v-top opportunity is basically lying to you. i can't tell you that, either. i wish i could because i wouldn't be sitting in this chair if i could. but for the most part, again, i think you have to be aware of the fact that this has completely changed the game. and i think this goes without saying. the markets are reflecting that. one thing i'm shocked about is that we haven't seen an all-out sellout in terms of equity markets here. we have come off a bit, but holding key levels of support around that 1525 is a major level of support and we have yet to breach that yet. seeing some strength in the dollar coming off of that 83 level as of recent, but the euro currency is hurting below that 1.30 handle again. >> and yet we're showing you it's up 0.2%. this is hardly t
-- >> look. i was talking to my friend dan dicker. he does energy stuff. we were saying the find of natural gas, the buys and finds, the largest in the world -- noble, nbl, and cyprus, they own it. this is perhaps the way europe can end the chokehold of a russian natural gas pipes that can be shut down. is this europe? say, i'm going to give you a little geopolitical thing here. >> i love it when you wax geopolitical. >> you like that? this is central europe saying, you know what, russia? we're done with you. we'll take the natural gas and shut you down and the russians i think want this natural gas. i think at the end if it goes to the russians, then that's what this was really about, russia versus the west. is like nato! what are you like nodding. are you like faber? whatever i say, faber's like -- >> whoever sits in that chair just looks as you with a smirk on that face physically. >> i will say it could be gaza g gazaga, duke, louisville -- he'll be -- >> possibly. possibly. >> famous faberism. >> you look askance, you put your arms -- >> channel my inner faber. >> he makes calls! >> wh
energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report." i'm larry kudlow. stocks may have dropped today but we've still got even more good news on the economy. now does that mean bern bernanke is going take his foot off the gas pedal sooner rather than later? that might be what's rather bothering stock investors. and where is the new jack kemp now that we need him? a republican who related to everyone with an optimistic but simple message of economic growth for all, we will ask lar larry sabateau in just a few minutes. >> a tax is a tax is a tax. if you tax something more, you get less of it. piling on new taxes is always bad for economic growth period. and yet out of washington comes yet another proposal for another tax. this one known as the marketplace fairness act but it is just a national internet sales tax. could even hit yo
general mills. tony sanchez from sanchez energy, first being one of the most well-known companies in the world. second being completely unknown to almost all, including me other than to watch its ipo a couple of years ago. here is behind the scenes information. when we book executives to come on, we put together a file of all recent research reports, conference call and noteworthy articles for me to read. that's called the homework. i also get a memo written by our research staff that includes all salient points, any insights and a summary of all they have gleaned from the same materials i read and some sample questions. that memo goes to our head writer cliff mason to be masonized, our funny term. you hear the final copy after four or five drafts that are kicked back and forth between us. that's part of the masonization process. usually three or four paragraphs that we think sum up what's the latest and why we are talking to the ceo and how the stock has done. that's the intro. we then do the interview which includes questions we all agree should be asked, but quickly veers to th
you were touting the pipelines, i bought energy pt energy transfer and i know that fell out of favor with you, i bought it at 44 and it's about 48 now, and they just flat out bought out the other company. what do you think about it? >> that's exactly what i was hoping and i own it. it's a disappointing week for the charitable trust. they finally cleaned it up. that's what you wanted. and they are doing it right now. i just didn't get to the promised land with it, my bad. that was my bad. let's go to dan in idaho. please, dan? >> caller: jim, hello from idaho. >> nice, man. >> caller: i have to come out with a big go zags boo-yah. >> why not? >> caller: i'm a bit stifled by sfifel financial. >> i'm bullish on the groove. i want to be a buyer. let's go to merle in connecticut, hi, meryl. >> caller: love your show. >> thank you. >> caller: what i want to know is what's going on with blackstone, bx, it's been down every day this week. >> it's only up a dollar from its high, so let's not get too concerned about it. i think it is a buy right here. let's go to joe in wisconsin. joe? >> call
can make them in government, pollute the air, cheap energy for the factory and low shipping costs? that's become the american way. i'm calling it continental-cide. confiscating deposits will inspire fear when confidence is needed. fear makes people act differently. it takes away the confidence they need for the future. that tightens credit. never forget that the entomology of credit is the latin word credere, which means to believe. how can you believe in a continent or currency that can have your money locked down or crunched as in cyprus? i can't get credit to build and credit to buy, can't get cash to eat. so that spills over to our industrials. many of our companies need european credit to get people there to buy our goods. you can see how worldwide slowdown could be viewed as in the wind. that's why caterpillar and deere have been going down. you need credit to buy capital goods like they sell. dead cat not bouncy. bambi's mom getting shot at. that's caterpillar and deere. thumper's had better days. the classical cyclicals gravitate to homes. they are both positive for the u.
-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ [ticking] >> as of late 2012, the justice department had not prosecuted any countrywide financial executive, despite the allegations of widespread mortgage fraud inside the company. and, as steve kroft reported, in december 2011, even more puzzling, was the justice department's reluctance to employ one of its most powerful legal weapons against anyone in the company. it's called the sarbanes-oxley act of 2002. [applause] >> it was overwhelmingly passed by congress and signed by president bush following the last big round of corporate scandals involving enron, tyco, and worldcom. it was supposed to restore confidence in american corporations and financial markets. the sarbanes-oxley act imposed strict rules for corporate governance, requiring chief exe
criticized for being general, not specific. we're pressing him. he has three golden rules for energy. specific ideas. we're going to press him. what's the name of the show? 2:00 eastern. >> closing bell. >> the h lead variety hour. >> fast money is at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. it goes fast because it's so enjoyable. >> we'll see you on street signs. >> thank you. >>> if you're just joining us, good morning. this is cnbc. here's what you may have missed if you're just tuning in. >>> welcome to hour three of "squawk on the street." here's what's happening so far. >> the biggest threat that we're facing in the future is we still have 25 million people underemployed or unemployed. >> february starts the seasonalized, annualized adjusted rate. >> 7500 aircraft ordered this morning. all boeing 757. i think it's a good news day for boeing. >> i don't want to lose sight of the fact that people make money in the market. i don't want to get caught in an obsession with cypress while people make money in the market because then i'm not doing my job. there is a job to be done. would you rather see
in the green, best buy as well as consol energy. laggards, helmeritch & paine. and finally. in the nasdaq. intuitive surgical. analysts saying upside potential outweighs downside risk over the next month months. back to you. >> thanks, josh. >>> we're heading toward the close. about 50 minutes left here. let's see if the markets will turn positive and finish that way for the day. right now the dow is down 23 points zblrjts coming up, we talk with former treasury secretary larry summers. he'll tell us what's worrying him about the bailout in cyprus. >>> the dogs of the dow strategy worked again, so far. last year's worst performer is its best now. hewlett-packard helping the dow weather the storm from europe. get this. the once beleaguered stock is this year's best performer. up 60% just this year. we'll talk about whether hp can stay red hot coming up. >>> noted banking analyst meredith whitney sees a tremendous buying opportunity in one big bank. we'll want to talk about bank of america, jpmorgan. which one does she like? stick around to find out when we speak to her exclusively at 4:10
is still in tact. that the energy infrastructure story for the u.s. is very much in tact. dresser and trinity are two plays there, and those are stocks we've talked about throughout this year. and they're going to be the stocks we're talking about in december of this year still. >> maria, i agree you have to play -- >> go ahead. >> i agree that you want to be playing offense here, in the long-term. i mean, if you look at the trends in capital spending on the corporate sector, even though unemployment is still high, it has come down. hiring is occurring. and you are going to see -- you can't keep hiring people and not give them computers to work with. so i think that, eventually, capital spending is going to catch up with employment, and that's going to also be a driver. >> maria, you want to own your health care stocks, johnson and johnson, pfizer, abbott. and in that oil services industry, schlumberger, halliburton, and baker international. you cannot get to that shale gas nor shale oil. mexico cannot touch theirs. and you're going to see further reform in the energy sector comin
and syria, trade, wto and energy and elsewhere else. >> i believe i understand the position of russia. i believe why russia has that position, but we have another perception, another analysis, and we define it another way. now the question is the difference or are the differences a real obstacle for achieving progress in the issues that we've discussed here from trade, investment, to energy, to mobility? i don't think it is. >> mr. barosso is, of course, the president of the european commission and the easy-going guy standing to his left, your right, is prime minister medved medveded. we'll talk about another country over there as we have michelle still waiting for us and simon down at the exchange. slovenia. see if you can pick slovenia off the map. if it flew under the radar screen, they became a member back in 2004 in the 2007 eurozone so it's a full-paying member, playing member. they have 7 billion worth of euro bad loans on the book, 20% of the country's gdp and they are looking at a june bond offering. one jer began economist as commerce bank, always looking on the bright said, sa
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began a little later on. first, check out our trip to one of america's most exciting energy finds in decades. >> the united states has a new frontier, the oil fields of north dakota. "mad money" has boots on the ground in the badlands to show you how homegrown innovation and technology have opened up one of our biggest oil discoveries. >> 11,000 people were going to hire in north america this year. >> this is all about north america. >>> and now, great moments in "mad money" history. >> price of oil here in the u.s. actually been in free fall. a mosquito bothering me the whole show. anyway, in this case i got him. >> great moments in "mad money" history. >>> and now it is time for a very special eighth anniversary lightning round. that's right. are you ready skee-daddy? let's go to glenn in virginia. glenn. >> caller: yeah, jim. partner with lp. >> prefer lng here because i think there could be financing. i like both companies. these are run by suky. les in wisconsin. >> caller: first-time caller. my wife thinks you need a new greeting contest or something. anyway, happy anniversa
think regional banks are still very good investment at this point in time. and i love domestic energy. natural gas, marcellus shale, anything coming out of the ground in the u.s. is going to have a dominant position in the next economic move. so i think it's a great place to begin to invest. >> and i just wonder as people get into these levels, and is i know there is a debate that's been playing out in markets. but we've had such a run up. even aus mentioned from the regional banks, banks have completely rerated even to where we were a year ago. do you just continue to stick with the winners, though, or is there a sense for looking for better value? >> i definitely think you look for value but you pick your spots carefully. there are some stocks that haven't participated in the regional banking area, particularly on the lower end of the cap ranges. those can be bought selectively. some of the marcellus shares are doing extremely well, but can be bought at a reasonable price. some of those plays are undervalued in my opinion. there's lots of opportunity. you have to pick your sots, tho
anyone's guess at this point. but, really, the energy for the most part has been to the downside. as you can see, the volatility continues to remain very low. and, again, across the board, we're not seeing major breaks or breakouts, if you will, from upper lower levels of support and resistance. you look at the gold market right now, holding and very comfortable around that 1600 level. and you look at the currencies, the euro currency specifically holding around that 130 level. even amid all the uncertainty and concern. >> ben, good to see you. have a good day. the start of a you in week, ben lichtenstein, head of tradersaudio.com. >>> that's it right now from "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. coming up next, "squawk box" with the countdown to the opening of trade state stooid. whatever happens, we hope you have a profitable day. buy bye for now. [ male announcer ] just when you thought you had experienced performance a new ride comes along and changes everything. the powerful gs. get great values on your favorite lexus models during the command performance sales event. this is th
for energy. russia is in the power position right now. don't accept that guy's resignation. >> we've got to leave it there. thank you very much. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> let's go to josh lipton for a quick market flash. >> juniper is down. goldman sachs does not like what it sees. sysco and alcatel loosening. price target, 17 bucks. sue, back to you. >> josh, as you know, cyprus is putting europe's crisis back in the spotlight. how much does our exposure here have over there? kayla tausche has more. >> exactly where their exposure to europe lays. we'll tell you about that. >> announcer: you can trust us. our account is now verified. from now on you'll see the verified badge next to our user name power lunch. keep in touch, america. the fed survey sponsored by norfolk southern. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. redesigned site has this new score planner tool with these cool sliders. this one lets us know what happens if we get new credit cards. oh. this one here lets us know what happens i
well off of our lows and now we're only down 72 and the financials are weak and energy stocks and some of the materials are down 1%. all of the gold stocks are to the upside. you know, i asked around saturday and said why did they go after the deposits so much and apparently the answer i got from people who watch this stuff was that was all there was to go after and there was not a lot else they could seize in any way easily and with all of this said, can i just take the other side of this about not protesting too much? there were plenty of one-off taxes in europe. the italians have been screaming for months about this. they had a whole new bunch of taxes on their financial assets and some of capital gains and not all on deposits and there were a lot of one-off taxes in europe reese leent and will we have some kind of bank run? there have been safety programs in the last two years put into effect and they have the bond-buying program and the ecb, able to buy cheap loans and the ltro program and we have emergency assistance. this greatly reduces the chance that there will be a big bank
. >> i like the ag states. anything exposed to the energy states, too. the big banks don't have a large concentration to those areas. they're well exposed, but they don't have a large concentration. >> would you put new money to work in this market right here? >> yeah. absolutely. bank of america is -- >> i mean the broader market given the fact that last week we were hitting record after record after record. >> without a doubt. i have not been this constructive, this bullish on the u.s. and equities in my career. >> meredith, good to have you on the program. thank you so much. meredith whitney joining us on banks and the market. >>> closed banks, protesters in the streets. the revolt in cyprus over ordinary depositors paying for the bailout is rocking the world and has people wondering if another eurozone country could be next. or, worse, could it happen here? exclusive reaction from john thain, head of cit group and former ceo of merrill lynch. also cit's turnaround from bankruptcy and whether it is up for sale. stick around for john thain. back in a moment. announcer: where can an in
've got to move this energy. norfolk southern. this is cheap. it's going a lot higher. >> i'm melissa lee. thank you so much for watching. see you tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. for "squawk on the street," back at 5:00 with more "fast money." meantime don't go anywhere. "mad money" with the one and only jim cramer starts now. >> i'm jim >> i'm jim cramer and welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game! >> firms are going to go out of business and they're nuts! he's nuts! they know nothing! >> i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. >> mad money." you can't afford to miss it. i'm just trying to save you money. call me at 800-743-cnbc. it didn't kill us after all. turns out the cyprus mess was used as just one more buying opportunity for the voracious seekers. >> buy, buy, buy! >> of exposure to our stock markets. the drou dropping 62 points. the nasdaq slipping slipping merely .35% despite dire predictions last night about where we were heading and at one time we were up before profit taking at end of the day. hardly a rendezvous with deadly destiny. >> the disappointing news
are technology, industrials, energy, from a thematic basis, discipline value and dividend growth. not yield, but dividend growth. >> great to see you. brian, adam, thank you. thanks for your thoughts today. we're coming back with the closing countdown. stick around. we'll find out whether the dow and s&p can remain positive or whether we have this three-day sell-off. >> then the ceo of software maker adobe systems will be with me breaking down his company's earnings, before he speaks to analysts. you're watching the "closing bell" on cnbc, first in business worldwide. investor. yeah, i'm a serious investor but i'm a busy guy. it used to be easier but now there are more choices than ever. i want to know exactly what i am investing in. i want to know exactly how much i'm paying. i want to use the same stuff the big guys use. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk incl
to say? ♪ barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> all right. welcome >>> all right. welcome back, everybody. first up, last week, president obama told a tv interviewer he didn't have immediate debt crisis. or we in america don't have an immediate debt crisis. and this weekend speaker boehner said basically the same thing. >> we do not have an immediate debt crisis. but we all know that we have one looming. >> all right. you know what, i think they both could be right. i don't think we have an immediate debt crisis. i like to see more growth, not just debt root canal. oh, my god, i said it. that's, by the way, why the business round table of american ceos is pushing hard for a lower, more competitive, more pro-growth 25% corporate tax rate. so let's talk about this. steve forbes, judd gregg, jared
! >> energy-rich states aren't experiencing a wealth effect? florida's not experiencing a wealth effect? >> of course they are. >> no, they are experiencing a wealth effect. >> tell me what their unemployment rate is. >> what are you saying, pete, that there is no wealth effect? that when the stock market is going higher, people don't feel richer and they don't act -- >> real estate is a more important wealth -- >> but that's what the fed was counting on. they were counting on the wealth effect, because all they've done is create bubbles once again. you thought we had a bubble in '07? look what's happened now? look at manhattan real estate, look at san francisco real estate. look at collectibles. lack at all of the things that were bubbles in '07. we started the deleveraging process, it started to look out nicely, liquidation of debt, and now we're back to where we started. >> and of course bernanke was asked about the wealth effect. let me talk to steve liesman here. steve, he was asked about the effect of a bubble and whether or not there is a bubble in this stock market. what struck
that energy drinks may boost blood pressure and lead to an erratic heartbeat. those were findings presented at the american heart association, in new orleans. the fda has been investigating drinks made by companies, including monster beverage and red bull. maria, back to you. >> all right, thank you so much, josh. >>> flat and nervous, that's how my next guest describes the u.s. market today. dennis gartman is founder, editor, and publisher of the gartman letter. he joins us right now with more. good to see you, dennis. >> maria, good to have me on. nice to be here, especially following jim grant. >> today wasn't flat, the market was down 90 points on the dow, but it was certainly nervous. what would you say about today's market average and what does it tell us as far as what's ahead? >> i think what we're seeing is a continuation of problems emanating from cyprus. i'm one of those problems who believes that the cyprus circumstance is a good deal more serious than most people are giving it attention to. over the course of the last week, we're down, what, 20 points in the s&p. gold is up $20
carefully before investing. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> welcome back to "the kudlow report". in this half hour, the department of homeland security is on a buying binge. 1.6 billion rounds this past year and it could be putting police departments at great risk. just what the obama administration needs with all that ammo. what are they up to? then we have the liberal left coast striking again. stanford university strikes a popular pro capitalism course from its curriculum. yet it keeps one that is anti-free market. what is up with that? this is what passes for free speech out there. david horowitz will weigh in. small business may be bracing obama care making some companies less profitable once the law takes full impact. in fact "new york times" did a case study today on baked in the sun
a new energy source. so we need to think of ways to invest in them early. that's why we put in reading rooms and all these places to get them interested in reading because we have a 30% high school dropout rate in this country, and this is the information age, the age of technology. there is no way we can afford to lose 30% of our individuals. so we, those of us who are doing well, those of us in the business community need to recognize that those people become a drag on our society. so we really should be willing to invest some resources in helping them early on. it makes a big difference. >> so i know you've been very critical of obama care, and i want to talk about your biblically based flat tax, which i just love, but at the end of the day, are you really saying it's really education, education, education, right at the beginning of the child's life? >> on an individual basis, education makes the biggest difference of anything. certainly, in my case, and in many other cases that i know of, people should go to the website, horatio alger society and read the stories of those people, a
aid, whether it be in the form of bank aid, energy assets or indeed an extension to the loan they already have, a 2.5 billion euro loan. i've got a feeling a lot of the action will happen in the next 24 hours. back to you. >> i think you're probably right, steve. thank you very much. >>> well, all of this, of course, has the people of cyprus extremely upset. they have taken to the streets protesting in front of parliament. and that is where we find our michelle caruso-cabrera. she's following the story from the cyprus standpoint. michelle? >> reporter: yes, hi there, sue. about 100 meters that way or where you see all the prote protesters, they gathered a couple hours ago. they learned that the bank is going to be shut down, one of the two insolvent banks here in cyprus, one of the measures they're going to likely have to take in order to secure a bailout. behind me is the parliament. inside we understand that they are going to pass a law that gives the central bank the right to shut down banks in this country. they didn't have the right to do that before. if you don't unders
% say tech and telecom. 15% said energy. and health care, which by the way was number two last year, has fallen to number four. in europe, watch for deals in financial services and energy. and in china, watch for deals in manufacturing. here's two other things to think about. everybody here thinks that the mega lbo, the big leverage buyout, they say it's back. and more importantly, given all the cash that's on balance sheets, 70% of transactions they are arguing are going to happen in cash. which is a big distinction from where we have been before. we will see where it all pans out. we have mark schaeffer from citigroup this hour. and skadden's eileen nugent. and wendell pierce. he owns a grocery store down in new orleans. but you know him from "the wire." i'm going to continue finishing my hand grenade. and i'll see you guys -- >> hair of the dog. >> and i'll be reviewing the morals contract. >> i looked up some of the -- i'm worried. it covers just about everything, andrew. if you did anything last night, just keep it quiet. >> andrew? >> yeah. throwing away the key there. >> he has no
offshore energy reserves which you will be able to exploit. that's an asset. >> that's what russia is -- what i understand is happening in negotiations is that's what they're asking for. they want access to that. >> come up with a deal quietly. that is the essence of no matter what esb does it's impossible to get europe growing economically because we make decisions that don't make sense. >> did you see how -- where was sedgwick? was he is russia? we had them arguing. we can do cool stuff. satellite stuff. there was some overlap. it's not easy to do that. now we'll go to kelly evans who i never talk to about whether you went to paris. i don't want to digress. you were thinking about that. did you take the plunge? >> joe, i go this weekend. yes. i'll report back monday and let you know what i think. i haven't been. i'll let you know. in the meantime, i just want to go back to the point about who was in the room thinking this would be a good idea to tax deposits in cyprus. it's actually the cypriots themselves here. they have a $2.5 billion loan already with the russians. they are th
data we will be getting later this week. and checking oil praoeusdz at clearview energy. our guest host. hey, guys. even, shroets tart with you on oil. does that matter to you? i know there's an outstanding issue about russia cyprus and what was going to happen there. >> it will go to where it was before it hit. we're not growing command as fast her than before. they keep producing and becoming more taeurbgt at the same time. it's risk on aftermath. not part of the raging bull you have seen before. >> do we care about the weather, the snow? >> sure. it's a great trade on a snowy day in new york. you with don't see that you would have had in a couple of years. >> what do you think about some of the economic data has been almost uniformly better than expecting. >> fedex's earnings. >> i think they were blaming traffic and asia-pacific for that shortfall. i wouldn't read too much into that. i would be looking at the five-year low and unemployment claims we have. two weeks ago the five-year hold and the fact that the dow skwroepbls then it moves five. and housing is very strong. and the ban
and go to jackie deangeles at the market. >> we're watching the energy complex and it is higher after the deal between cyprus and the e kwushgs regarding its bailout and that is driving momentum in the crude trade. it's about the highest level that we've seen it in a month. meantime, the metals complex are mixed this morning and we're seeing the weaker euro pushing gold under $1600 an ounce. seeing that rotation out of safety back into the riskier assets and that's not surprising traders down here, but also might see some extra volatility in gold today as it is options expiration. melissa, back over to you. >> thank you, jackie deangelis. a crisis in the country averted, and the s&p 500 sitting tantalizingly close to new highs. jason tanerd will join us after the break. as we take a look at the s&p 500 over the past year and what a run we've had. stay tuned. name and not a numb? scottrade. ron: i'm never alone with scottrade. i can always call or stop by my local office. they're nearby and ready to help. so when i have questions, i can talk to someone who knows exactly how i trade. be
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